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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences is a top rated, public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 1,025 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences...
Address
1830 Shore Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Telephone
(718) 368-8500

Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
327 responses
Average ACT
29
40 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$101,899
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,313
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,115,951
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
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  • SING
    20%
  • Early Let Out on Fridays
    18%
  • Student vs. teacher games
    14%
  • Senior Celebrity Night
    13%
  • Multi-Cultrue Event
    9%
  • Science Olympiad
    8%
  • Sporting Events
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,025
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,900
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences Reviews

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Goldstein is the best public high school in Brooklyn, without question, but there's a LOT of room for improvement. The student culture is very competitive and they thoroughly stress themselves out over APs and college, which leads to collective burnout, more often than not. Granted, most of the teachers are very good. They really want to see you do well and will help you understand. However, I struggled a lot during regents geometry, trig, and physics. Besides the academic portion, many clubs are terribly underfunded, especially the Science Olympiad one year -- absurd for a high school for the sciences! Every incoming year, too many students are given a faulty schedule which they must go through the process of getting corrected. I spent four years here and I can't say I miss it too much.
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Leon M. Goldstein High School provided me with a fantastic academic education. The best feature about the school is the fact that there is a very large variety of classes offered to take. In each subject, there are several A.P. courses, electives, and college now courses available to students. Students also get to choose their schedules rather than having uninteresting classes forced upon them. Contrastingly, the school can work on extra-curricular activities and sports availability. Students faced a very difficult time trying to instill new sports teams for the school, and most attempts were unsuccessful. The blame would have to fall on the school’s administration in the case. However, there are no doubts that Goldstein has high potential to solve these problems in the future. More extra-curriculars and sports teams encourage students to be more involved in their schooling, and helps to improve grades in order to participate in these events.
When it comes to the people in LMGHS I honestly think we have a diverse and fun student body and hanging out and doing fun stuff is nice, however the academics are lacking. Our averages are inflated beyond belief and a lot of the teachers roboticize the students when it comes to the lessons. I wouldn't approve of going to a school for academics where teachers specifically teach us as if we shouldn't think. There are a few diamonds in the rough but overall this school is subpar.